This week I discuss in detail why I like to think of my grain bill in percentages rather than straight pounds and ounces. One of the most over looked aspect of communicating recipes back and forth is the omission of efficiency in your system. We are even guilty of not communicating effectively what the mash efficiency was for a given recipe. When you attempt to repeat a recipe your gravity might be way off or way above depending on those differences.
Talking about a recipe in percentages transcends that issue because the percentages maintain their scale in most cases.
A second reason for understanding your grain bill in terms of percent, I demonstrate an easy way to formulate a complete grain bill without the assistance of software like Beersmith or BrewCypher or BeerPal. Sometimes its just quicker to throw a recipe together on a piece of scrap paper.
So bear with the math in this episode. Leave a comment if you have questions. Or lets us know if you just think that I (Mike) am just crazy.
In case you wanted to work with points per pound per gallon, go here: